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Colin CAMPBELL

Regimental number1897
Place of birthBraidwood New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressJervis Street, Nowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W Campbell, Jervis Street, Nowra, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous and gallant devotion to duty as stretcher-bearer at Grid Trench .
Recommendation date: 26 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous and gallant devotion to duty as stretcher bearers during operations at GIRD TRENCH near LE SARS on 14th November, 1916. These men did most excellent work attending to and bringing in wounded under very heavy shell and machine gun fire. They continued carrying back wounded to the aid post all day and the greater portion of the night, and undoubtedly saved very many mens lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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